Part 3: Video 3 - Cold ReceptionVideo 3 - Cold Reception [ blip | youtube ]
Message from M, Head of MI-6:
The terrorist Renard has returned. Years ago he kidnapped Sir Robert King's daughter Elektra, and Sir Robert asked for my help. She managed to escape from his grasp, and I sent 009 after Renard.
It appears he has now returned to exact revenge on us all. He used us to retrieve King's money, leading to his death and the destruction of our headquarters.
If Elektra is Renard's next target, she needs protection. She's taken over the construction of her father's oil pipeline from the Caspian Sea. She doesn't need to know that Renard is after her. Don't frighten her - this is a shadow operation. Remember, Bond, shadows stay behind - or in front - but never on top.
Mission Location & Personnel
Message from Robinson, Chief of Staff:
Renard's real name is Victor Zokas. He was operating in Moscow in 1996, Pyongyang, North Korea, before that, and he's been spotted in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq, Iran, Beirut and Cambodia.
He's an anarchist: his only goal is chaos. He works as a freelancer, although he has ties with the Russian Mafia. He was the mastermind behind Elektra King's kidnapping, and the only one of the gang who survived.
M sent 009 to Cyprus to eliminate Renard, but Elektra managed to escape by herself before he arrived. 009 finally caught up with Renard in Syria, and put a bullet in his head, but Renard somehow survived. The bullet is still there and will eventually kill him, but until then he can feel no pain. He pushes himself harder, longer than any normal man.
Elektra King is now completing her father's oil pipeline in the Caucasus mountains in Turkey. It's an ambitious project: 800 miles of pipeline from the new oil fields in the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, through some very inhospitable terrain. By all accounts though, Elektra is up to the challenge.
Message from R, Q Branch:
This is the horrible but rather ingenious device that killed Sir Robert. The money you recovered had been treated to turn it into an explosive, which was triggered by a signal via King's lapel pin. Obviously someone close to King exchanged the original for this trigger device, but we don't yet know whom.
We know that the Cigar Girl you chased triggered the bomb from a transmitter on her boat, but there must have been an inside man in King's organisation too.
I hear you're off to the Caucasus Mountains. Knowing you, 007, you'll probably find some excuse for strapping on a pair of skis once you get there. I've got something that may help you out there: this jacket is fully thermally insulated, plus in emergencies it can be instantly inflated into a kind of airbag. Should help you survive even the nastiest of tumbles on the slopes.
Though don't think I've forgiven you for what you did to my lovely new boat.